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can hydrocodone cause lower blood pressure

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In short, yes it can. One of the known side effects of hydrocodone is lowered blood pressure.

Hydrocodone is an opioid medication. It works to relieve pain by occupying certain receptors within the nervous system. In general, opioid medications tend to slow everything down; they can cause sleepiness, slower breathing, slower heart rate, and, yes, lower blood pressure.

However, hydrocodone is prescribed for pain. It is not an antihypertensive drug, per se. In other words, it's not prescribed specifically to help lower blood pressure in a person with high blood pressure. That job is left to other medications designed for that purpose.

If you're experiencing any intolerable side effects with your hydrocodone usage, please consult with your health care provider. He or she can help you determine if another medication might work better for you, with fewer side effects.

Good luck!

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Yes but keep in mind most at least in the usa most formulations are mixed with something else and pure hydrocodone is hard to come by as they are all mixed with Paracetamol aka acetaminophen or other durgs to " decress retraction users". Acetaminophen which is shown at high dose or with frequent use can actually raid your blood pressure. There are other formulation with Hydrococodne all have there risks but as more and more studies are finding acetaminophen use for long times or at high doses ( a few of the 500mg pills) can increase BP. Just thought Id trow that out there you can look it up if you need more confermation.

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